The Schilthorn Mountain in Switzerland (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) at 2970mt, became famous as a location for the 1969 James Bond film “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”. The Cableway ticket is very expensive but it worth it I could say, the views from there are breathtaking.
Mürren is a quite isolated and beautiful car-free village. It lies on a terrace at 1650mt from where you can have spectacular views of many surrounding mountains. There are only two ways to get there, by train or cableway. From here you can take another cableway to get The Schilthorn, at 2970mt, which became famousContinue reading “Swiss Alps- Mürren”
Budapest, the capital of Hungary, is cut by the river Danube. The Pest side, with the majestic Hungarian Parliament and Central Market, and the Buda side, with its amazing Buda Castle, and super vantage points from the Citadella.It was in my bucket list for a while and finally I made it. And it was wellContinue reading “A break in Budapest”
Ruin bars are central to Budapest’s contemporary culture and became one of the must-visit attractions of the Hungarian capital. Located mainly in the old Jewish ghetto, this neighborhood quickly deteriorated after the 1944-45 Nazi occupation of Budapest and the subsequent deportation of the residents.These places are literally built from ruins of dilapidated old buildings transformedContinue reading “Ruin Bars, Budapest”
After five months I managed to fly out of London and visit my family in Portugal. It is a great feeling.With all these covid requirements and travels traffic light thing, I feared that would be stressful and complicated but actually all process was quite straightforward. Antigen test done, digital vaccination certificated and that was all.Continue reading “Flying again”
Bulgaria is like a bridge hanging between the soviet era and a modern European Country . When you visit Sofia, the capital, this is visible. Around the Parliament and the astonishing Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, the buildings are very well preserved and rebuilt, large roads and clean, young people, busy cafes, shopping streets with the traditionalContinue reading “Sofia, Bulgaria”
Visiting Sicily is a great experience.Some say Sicilians are bipolar and it seems quite true. We meet very friendly and hospitable Sicilians and we meet some quite grumpy but overall they are nice. Sicilian are terrible drivers, they park on the sidewalks, they pass through when the light is red, they don’t use turn signalsContinue reading “Sicily”
Dubrovnik is a city in south of Croatia on the Adriatic Sea. It’s known for its well preserved Old Town, encircled with massive stone walls built in the 16th century and its streets paved with limestone. The city became more popular and it is a must visit for any Game of Thrones fan. After allContinue reading “Dubrovnik”